Our Sensory Room Experience

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by Katee We have recently said goodbye to our sensory room installation that has been up since the beginning of this school year, and are transforming it into a more general atelier for different project work right now.  While it felt like it was time to move on with this space, I was also sad to see this particular installation … Read More

Animal Bath

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By Bee The children are resting. There are a few quiet moments before they begin to stir. I set up a provocation. Water has been a big hit lately, and with the temperature cooling outside, I decide to run it hot so that it is pleasantly warm by the time it is used. How to spice it up? One of … Read More

It’s Official!

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by Katee And now…a package we’ve all been waiting for…drum roll please… Tulip Tree Preschool is now official recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat! …and the crowd goes wild!

Face puzzle

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By Jackie At one of our teacher meeting, I mentioned my searching for directions to go after my conversation about our eye colors. I thought of a face puzzle but was afraid that it would be too complicated for some younger children. Laurie mentioned that I can do a very simple puzzle by folding the pictures in half. I thought … Read More

Thank You’s & Mirrorwork

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By Laurie First of all I want to start off with a big thank you to our school community for helping us in numerous ways stay healthy, especially last week! Being healthy was a BIG subject at Elm House and our families who came to school helped us out with special attention to hand washing and picking up those wet … Read More

Maddi’s Fridge

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By Nora “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound with mine then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson This week as a group we have been reading and discussing the book Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt. This book explores big themes of hunger, food access, … Read More

Late Start Staff Meeting

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by Katee We held our first all-staff meeting this morning. Having a late start to our Wednesdays allows for our two-campus school to get together in one place at one time to discuss larger themes, lenses, and focuses of our entire school.  This meeting was focused on gender and how to approach this topic in early childhood.  The gender spectrum … Read More

Baby Needs Glasses

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By Katee We were gifted a cute tiny pair of glasses frames from the Thread of Justice Conference that fit perfectly on our baby dolls.  We are so happy to have the glasses as a conversation about difference and ability. Today we read an excerpt from an anatomy book about our sense of sight. The book told us that our … Read More

“I’m really sewing!”

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Self portraits have been hanging on the walls for weeks, but these projects sat on the shelf temporarily to make room for all of the other whirlwinds of January and February.  Last week we were able to get the supplies back out and continue this study.  If your child hasn’t made one yet- they are on our list!  Here are … Read More

Sewing the Self

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By Katee We have taken our sewing to new exciting heights in the past couple weeks with self-portrait projects! The children have been busy reflecting on themselves and looking at their reflections with two simultaneous self-portrait projects happening at our school.  Our sewing project allows the children to try to match their skin color to felt, their hair to yarn … Read More